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  1. 3 points
    Just a little update Miducks. I phoned New Cross this morning, and I have been penciled in for Dec 16th.
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    And poor Carni has got 7 weeks to get herself worked up about it. It really is not acceptable what has happened to you Carni.
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    For about four years now my old sit-on mower has been languishing in the shed, gathering rust. A couple of weeks ago I decided that it was high time I did summat abaht it. I stripped the mower and engine down completely and have replaced a leaky old engine gasket and a faulty oil seal that was causing seepage onto the drive belts - the final straw that caused me to stop using it; it was getting onto the drive belt and setting it on fire! I have now rebuilt the whole thing and have bought a new battery which is currently on charge. Once charged I will fit it and, fingers crossed, if the engine does not leak oil, will get a new cutter drive belt to complete the project. After all that I had only one spare part left over....a washer?! I did manage to lose a bolt from the engine but that was easily replaced. If it works I will post a photo - watch this space..........
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    I can remember Bob McCandless from my days at Mellish. He never taught me but he was generally recognised as a nice man. He stood head and shoulders in respect over the likes of "Ena" Bonsall and "Pig " Hutchinson who seemed intent of humiliating those of a weaker character. I seem to remember a chap named Bailey who taught metalwork who was calm and even tempered at all times. "Shad" Adams was another one who got respect because of his calm nature and confidence in his own ability. It didn't seem to dawn on some that if the teacher was calm and positive then the response from the pupil was better. I have found this is a common thing in life in general and have tried to adopt it myself. I like to think even if the likes of Bob McCandless didn't teach me directly I learnt something from just knowing them.
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    So that means you can be at the next meet-up
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    Sorry Carnie,just read back,missed your posting while I was away,...........glad you got your date mi-duck...............
  7. 1 point
    Hi everyone I am new here and I just joined up.Hoping to have a nice time here
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    I noticed that the other day too! Shocking - that was the furthest my Dad used to venture back when I was a little 'un in the 60s. - Bag of crisps and a bottle of pop with a straw whilst standing in the entrance! Waiting on old Arthur whilst he regaled the poor unsuspecting folk inside with his takes of the war: fleet air arm, Royal Navy days and years at Babbington pit! He was a character
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    A touch of Dion and the Belmonts aye benj..........Cos I'm a wanderer yeh a wanderer, I roam around around around around. lol
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    Could be K & M Gagg of Bunny who were active in the 1980s and 1990s and seem to have run at least one route into Nottingham post-deregulation: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:K_%26_M_Gagg_(bus_company) Photo here: http://www.nextstopproductions.co.uk/store/p1637/F181JFW1.html
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    You probably did see cowslips Carni. A friend still has a couple of primroses in flower.
  12. 1 point
    My understanding of "Dannimac" was after the coats of similar name! Didn't he used to live on Linden Grove opposite Carlton le Willows and attend Lowdham Methodist Church along with "Shad" Adams, the English master?
  13. 1 point
    I remember him well as I took Physics at A level. He was the senior science master. A very kind man. I had a lot of respect for him. He was was a strong Methodist and ran the Christian Union at the school although that was not an organisation I subscribed to!
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    The Wild Bunch, The Long Riders, Thelma & Louise, Convoy, The Dirty Dozen, The Day of the Jackal, The Blue Max, Cross of Iron.
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    #74 The answer is (if anyone cares) is The Humber Bridge Song by that almost local band the Ripley Wayfarers. First heard it at the Ripley Folk Club in the Horse and Jockey. It is on their album Chips and Brown Sauce, a great local delicacy.
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    He probably did Phil. He was there a long time right up to retirement. Bob McCandless. Head of the physics department. I notice some on here have referred to him as 'Danny Mac' The way I heard it explained was that his daughter (Janet) always referred to him as "Daddy' No doubt a lot of the boys heard it when they all went along with a school trip to the Rome Olympics. I think it was 1960. So he became known as 'Daddy Mac' and the name stuck. This was before I came on the scene in 1963. When I met Janet he had just bought his first new car. Morris 1100. Neither he nor Janet had yet passed their tests so they needed a licensed driver to ride shotgun. Cue for Loppylugs with a shiny brand new license just a month or two old. Now they had a licensed driver to ride with. Teen-aged boy's dream, new girlfriend, new car! She often said I only married her for the car, but it was more than that really.
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    Had a long weekend in Liverpool earlier in the year, but gave it a miss. I preferred the Stones, Who, Kinks, Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, Downliners Sect, Small Faces etc.
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    'Hate' Elvis is a bit strong for me.. but I certainly ended up up with a severe dislike of all he stood for. He started out by 'covering' mostly black music, which he barely acknowledged. He ended up as a caricature of himself, barely able to sing coherently. Sad, but true. The Beatles on the other hand, started out with a good few covers of American music which they not only acknowledged, but celebrated. They then went on to essentially redefine the 'pop' song. Col
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    #170 He's sporting a liberty bodice underneath so he don't catch cowd!!!
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    Bulwell Market Place quite a long time ago, with an early version of the Horse & Jockey and - for Benjamin - an early Marsden's. Thanks to the Bulwell Facebook page who came up with the photo.
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    I also had a bit of luck simply by going to Mellish, Stan. I went for an interview for a job as an engineering apprentice early one morning before school. When I got there I found that there were five lads chasing two positions so the odds were not brilliant I thought. As soon as I went into the office the guy doing the interviews looked up, saw the badge on my blazer pocket and set me on! Mind you, it was the princely sum of one shilling and tenpence ha'penny an hour, but it was a start and in 1967 it wasn't too bad.
  22. 1 point
    #179 You found a good one, Loppy!
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    Just to add a little humour in carni's predicament, go to Holby City. There, people enter the ward and are in the operating theatre before you can say Jack Robinson. Never ever a delay. Not only that, after having their chests cut open from chin to belly button, they are back in their beds all bright and chirpy within a couple of hours. Clearly, that's the hospital to go to.
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    Hello there. I am new to this thread and feel a little like an intruder to this site as I was born in London, living in Bristol/Bath area now. My grandparents used to live at 385 Aspley Lane when my grandad was the manager of Farrands which was at that location. My mum and uncles lived there for many years. I used to spend 3 weeks every August holiday from school there and have great memories of the store and of Nottingham. Someone else has mentioned the smells of the store with their hams and cheeses.They also mentioned the biscuit tins that were displayed at an angle to present them to the customers. I remember these things distinctly. There was a store yard at the back of the shop and a hatch that led into my Nan's kitchen which I used to enjoy crawling through - if only I could do that now! we used to visit King George's park up the road to watch my uncles play cricket and would also go to Melbourne Park to play on the swings. I remember the shunting yards for the train from Babbingtin (Cinderford) colliery - the lines always seemed wonky as thoughtlessness had got to them. My uncle remembers the train crossing Melbourne Road with a man holding a flag to ensure pedestrians were OK. One for Benjamin1945 - my grandfather's name and manager of this Farrands was Joe Dove and he retired in the late 1960s. He used to carry out store audits after retirement and I vaguely recall that he may have done these with one or two other men, one of whom may have been Bob Vaughan. Please let me know if you recall him. Happy to share other stories. Loads of other memories from my childhood of the area and Nottingham which I can share if others are interested. I am 65 now so these memories would be from around 1960 to 1969. Thanks.
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    I was interested to learn that when the Leeds to Liverpool canal was to be built, people from Leeds picked the route and the people from Liverpool picked the locks.
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